Roxanna Senyshyn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Communication Arts & Sciences
Office Location: 
Sutherland, 325, 215-881-7827

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Bio

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Education - English as a Second Language Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Diploma in English Philology - Applied Linguistics and English as a Foreign Language, Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, Ukraine

Research and Teaching Interests

Second language learning and teaching, second language writing pedagogy and assessment, intercultural learning and competencies in teacher education, transformative learning, and intercultural communication.

Academic Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications:

Senyshyn, R.M. (in progress). Teaching for transformation: Converting intercultural experience of preservice teachers into intercultural learning.

Senyshyn, R. M. (in progress). Exploring preservice teachers’ intercultural competence.

Senyshyn, R.M. (in progress). Tracking students’ writing skills development in L2 college composition courses.

Chamberlin-Quinlisk, C. R. & Senyshyn, R. (2012). Language teaching and intercultural education: Making critical connections. Intercultural Education, 23, 15-23.

Senyshyn, R.M. & Chamberlin-Quinlisk, C.R. (2009).  Assessing effective partnerships in intercultural education: Transformative learning as a tool for evaluation. Communication Teacher, 23 (4), 167-178.

Senyshyn, R.M.  (2001).  Learning cross-cultural competencies: Implications for international management education.  Perspectives in Higher Education Reform.  Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference of Alliance of Universities for Democracy, Volume 10, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Senyshyn, R.M., Warford, M., & Zhan, J.  (2000).  Academic and non-academic issues of adjustment to American higher education.  Journal of International Education, 30(1) 17-35.

Senyshyn, R.M.  (2000).  Strategies for teaching culture in Business English.  Publication of Proceedings of the World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan.

Senyshyn, R.M.  (2000).  Designing a course in intercultural communication.  Perspectives in Higher Education Reform.  Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference of Alliance of Universities for Democracy, Volume 9, Budapest, Hungary

Recent Conference Presentations:

Senyshyn, R.M. with ACURA students. (November 2016). Exploring international students’ perceptions of engagement with American peers. NAFSA (Association of International Educators) Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Senyshyn, R.M. (April 2016). Enhancing college composition for ELLs and assessing its outcomes. TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Senyshyn, R.M. & Chamberlin-Quinlisk, C.R. (April 2016). Intercultural studies and teacher education: How far have we come? TESOL International Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Senyshyn, R.M. (March 2016). Evaluation of enhanced college English composition program for L2 writers. GURT (Georgetown University Round Table) Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education Conference, Washington, D.C.

Senyshyn, R.M. (March 2016). Toward holistic assessment and placement of first-year multilingual students for integrated academic courses. GURT Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education Conference, Washington, D.C.

Arevalo, D., Senyshyn, R.M. & Smith P. (November 2015). The Global Awareness Dialogue Project: Faculty development at Penn State Abington. NAFSA Regional Conference, Arlington, VA.

Arevalo, D., Senyshyn, R.M. & Smith P. (May 2015). Educating the educators: Global and cultural awareness and faculty development. NAFSA Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Senyshyn, R.M. (March 2015). Intercultural partnerships: Fostering interaction and transforming perspectives. TESOL International Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Courses Taught

CI 280: Introduction to Teaching English to English Language Learners
EDUC 466 (or APLNG 493): Foundation of Teaching English as a Second Language
EDUC 469: English as a Second Language Methods and Assessments

CAS 084: FYE Seminar on Culture and Communication
CAS 100B: Effective Speech for Multilingual Students
CAS 271: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
CAS 471: Theory and Research in Intercultural Communication

ENGL/ESL 004: Basic Writing for Multilingual Students
ENGL/ESL 015: Rhetoric and Composition for Multilingual Students
ENGL/ESL 202D: Business Writing for Multilingual Students

Selected Awards and Grants

Faculty Development Grant (2015-2016), Abington College, Pennsylvania State University

Summer Faculty Fellowship (2014), Abington College, Pennsylvania State University

Diversity Initiatives Grant (2003), Visiting Scholar, Salus University

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (2000-2002), Graduate studies, University of Tennessee

U.S. - Ukraine Foundation Grant (Summer 1997), Visiting Scholar, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University

U.S. Information Agency Grant (1996-1997), Visiting Scholar, Junior Faculty

Development Program (JFDP), University of Tennessee

U.S. Information Agency Grant (Fall 1995), Visiting Scholar, Wayne State University and University of Michigan

U.S. Agency for International Development Grant (Summer 1994), Translator/Interpreter, Management Training Program, Research Triangle Institute